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“Prepare to walk a lot” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ludwigsburg Palace (Residenzschloss)

Ludwigsburg Palace (Residenzschloss)
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Ludwigsburg
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Owner description: One of Europe's largest baroque residences and surrounded by splendid gardens, the palace hosts three museums, many concerts, theater, and exhibitions.
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Prepare to walk a lot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a beautiful place. Just keep in mind, that you will walk for about 4 hours.
The best of all I find land-design solutions and a little castle on top of a cliff over the lake for young princes and princesses.

Visited October 2013
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Entertaining Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Group of 14 of us were guided round this magnificent edifice by a good English speaking guide. (Max group number is 22). He injected a lot of humour in to what otherwise could have been a bit of death by repetition. Had a lot of knowledge on the history of the place and its residents.
Some fantastic art and architecture on display. Only problem was I felt a little rushed to move along as another group of people hot on our tails, and not enough time to look at some of the stuff. Total length of tour 1 3/4 hr.

Visited October 2013
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Heidelberg, Germany
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Pumpkins Galore!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Every year this palace opens up its grounds for a huge pumpkin festival featuring contests, food, and an exhibit of hundreds of different pumpkins from around the world. The theme of this year's exhibit was "sports", so there were numerous dioramas constructed out of thousands of colorful pumpkins depicting various Olympic sporting events. The signs were in English as well as German, so even tourists had information on what was going on. Pumpkin-based food and drink were available - including pumpkin burgers, pumpkin fries, and pumpkin sparkling wine for those adventurous souls willing to give it a try. Of course traditional fare (beer and bratwursts) was on hand too - so there is something for everyone. In addition, there were also rides and activities for younger children, so this festival is fun for the whole family. A nominal entry fee is required; eight Euro for adults, but children, students and families get a discount. If you are looking for something fun and different to see or do while you are in the area, then visiting this event is a must.

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing day trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

The palace tour was great. We planned to do the 11:00 English tour and our tour guide was very good. Answered all of our questions and was great with our children.
The pumpkin fest was a great place for lunch and the kids to play. But pack your mittens ...it was cold even in the palace.

Visited October 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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“Easily Can Spend A Full Day Here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

There is one English tour a day, and it is worth planning your schedule around! The tour is over an hour long and takes you through all the eras of the Schloss, baroque, rococo, neo-classical...all the while explaining the history of the Palace and it's occupants. For me, one of the best parts of the tour is through the servants quarters, a view that you rarely see on castle tours but seems to bring things to life. A couple more hours are needed to tour the stunning gardens (highly recommend going during the pumpkin festival) and the porcelain and fashion museums.

Visited October 2013
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